May is Bicycle Safety Month

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2020-05-06

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MAY IS BICYCLE SAFETY MONTH

Cornwall, ON – Throughout the month of May, the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) will be focusing on bicycle safety as part of its monthly traffic initiative.

The CPS is continuing to urge our community to follow the most up-to-date public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19, including avoiding non-essential trips and practicing physical distancing to help slow the spread of infection.

All vehicles must follow the rules of the road at all times. Bicycles, e-bikes, and scooters are also considered vehicles, which means that cyclists and e-bike/scooter operators have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Officers will be educating and enforcing any violations that are against the rules of the road.

“With the current pandemic in place, we can expect that more people will want to be outdoors, doing activities such as cycling,” said Constable Patrick Depratto of the Traffic Unit. “We want to remind the public of the importance of doing these activities safely, as well as following the rules and regulations in place.”

Enhancing traffic safety is a major objective within the CPS Strategic Plan. As such, monthly safety initiatives have been developed to keep the public informed and promote safer roadways and bike paths. These initiatives will be carried out by the Traffic Unit, as well as Community Patrol Officers.

For more information on what you can and cannot do while outdoors during COVID-19, click here.

For more information on bicycle safety, click here.

 

“A safer Cornwall for all to enjoy.”

 

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